This Post about Core Strengthening Exercises For Kids is the most frequently asked by Parents.
Core Strengthening is essential for the progression of other developmental skills.
Here are the few core strengthening exercises to help you get started:
- Bridging :Have your child lay on his back with his knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Have them push hard through their heels to raise their bottom up off the floor. Be sure that they are keeping their head and shoulders on the ground (see photo above). Can they hold it?
- Superman Pose :
Have your little one fly like the superhero and strengthen his back! Have him lay on his stomach on the floor and try to lift his arms up off of the floor so that his upper chest comes up too.
- Plank :
This one is an obvious (and overall) core strengthener. Have your child lay on his stomach on the floor with his hands flat on the floor at shoulder level and toes on the floor. On the count of 3, have him push up on his hands to straighten his arms and lift his whole body all the way to his toes off of the floor (above).
- Wheelbarrow Walking :
Again, have your child lay on his stomach on the floor. While you hold his knees (easier) or ankles (bit more of a challenge), have him walk his hands forward 10 steps and backward 10 steps. Can he walk forward to a ball and and put it in a basket with one hand? How long can he hold this position without pulling their legs away?